The flag? Pro or con

A look at some of the opinions offered by S.C. legislators and others:


State representatives

Nathan Ballentine, R-Richland

Norman Brannon, R-Spartanburg

Gary Clary, R-Pickens

Wendell Gilliard, D-Charleston

Todd Rutherford, D-Richland

James Smith, D-Richland

Leon Stavrinakis, D-Charleston

Leon Howard, D-Richland

Peter McCoy, R-Charleston

Greg Duckworth, R-Horry

Dan Hamilton, R-Greenville

Seth Whipper, D-Charleston

Mary Tinkler, D-Charleston

Beth Bernstein, D-Richland

State senators

Tom Davis, R-Beaufort

Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston

Luke Rankin, R-Horry

Vincent Sheheen, D-Kershaw

U.S. congressmen

Jim Clyburn, D-Columbia

Tom Rice, R-Myrtle Beach

Mark Sanford, R-Charleston

U.S. senators

Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca

Sen. Tim Scott, R-N. Charleston

Mayors and others

Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia, and Columbia’s six City Council members, Sam Davis, Tameika Isaac Devine, Brian DeQuincey Newman, Cameron Runyan and Moe Baddourah

Mayor Joe Riley, Charleston

Mayor Keith Summey, North Charleston

J. Elliott Summey, chairman of the Charleston County Council


Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, candidate for Republican presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton, candidate for Democratic presidential nomination.

Charleston Chamber of Commerce

Jim Clements, Clemson University president

Tim Cook, Apple CEO

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee

Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Frank Martin, USC men's basketball coach


Martin O’Malley, former Maryland governor, candidate for Democratic presidential nomination

Harris Pastides, University of South Carolina president

Dan Radakovich, Clemson University athletic directory

Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, candidate for the Democratic nomination for president

Connor Shaw, NFL player and former USC quarterback


Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina women’s basketball head coach

Ray Tanner, University of South Carolina athletics director

Dabo Swinney, Clemson football coach


State representatives

Mike Ryhal, R-Horry

State senators

Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg


Sons of Confederate Veterans